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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question O.O Surprise Molly Fry! What to do?

We went to Petco to pick up a few Mollies. We brought the bag of Mollies home and floated them in the tank. You know, the usual. It wasn't until then that I noticed there were two black dots darting around the adult Mollies. Huh? Babies? I guess the guy didn't see them when he put the Mollies in.

Obviously I don't want them to get eaten so I put them in my 2.5 gal filled with two inches of water and threw in some live plants.

Now what the heck do I do with two baby mollies?! How do I feed them and care for them?

Thanks for any help. :)

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Feed them crushed pellets! Congrats!
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Oh, that is totally awesome! If only something so lucky could happen to me :D

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Well ... if it were me, I'd feed them TO the bettas ... but I'm not set up for mollies ....

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What more than likely happened is that he netted a pregnant female, and the stress caused her to drop her babies. You can feed them crushed tropical flakes.

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I fed them crushed flakes a few hours ago and they gobbled it up. Hope they'll grow out to be good-sized adults under my care! I've never had any fry before so this will be a good experience for me. :)

Skyewillow- I don't think so because there's only two and they look like they're a couple of days old. There aren't any babies in my tank where the adults are so I think they came from the pet store tank.

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Okay so I ran into a problem. My last heater just died. The fry are now in cold water. I need to heat them up and fast. I can't go to the store today since its Easter. Do you think it'd be fine if I put them in a small Kritter Keeper and float it in my heated 10 gal?

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We've had them drop "litters" of one. It can and does happen.

And yes, you can float your KK in the big tank till the stores open back up.

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